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The AKC Canine Health Foundation Library is a comprehensive list of all the canine health articles available on this website. You can search for an article by research area or breed. The information is divided into four sections:
Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
Gastric dilatation – volvulus, or bloat, is a devastating condition that can develop in any dog, although it is particularly common in large-breed and deep-chested dogs.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces additional funding for continuing research on the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs. The funding was awarded to Dr. Benjamin L. Hart of the University of California, Davis to expand his earlier work and consider breed differences in vulnerability to joint disorders and risks of various cancers after early or late spay/neuter.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has received four out of a possible four stars from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, indicating that CHF adheres to sound governance, while consistently executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way.
Leptospirosis, which is caused by a waterborne parasite, can infect both dogs and humans. Without effective treatment, it can cause serious kidney and liver damage. It can even lead to death. Researchers from the University of California-Davis have been investigating the spread of leptospirosis using specialized mapping programs.
Author Caroline Coile provides a review of the presentations from the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Canine Phenome Project at the University of Missouri, the benefits, and the participation by Dalmatian owners.
Research being done to uncover the genetic cause of the skin disease Lupoid Dermatosis in German Shorthaired Pointers.
The Labrador Retriever Club's Health Survey, the survey questions and the goals of the survey.
The importance of testing standard poodles for Atrial Septal Defect.
The importance of oral health, provides tips on how to brush your dog's teeth and provides information on the vaccine for periodontal disease.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you another installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.
In this podcast we discuss fresh chilled semen breeding, focusing on the stud dog. This podcast features Dr. Scarlette Gotwals, of Country Companion Animal Hospital in Morgantown Pennsylvania. Dr. Gotwals received her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1987. She has a special interest in canine reproduction and has been involved with canine reproduction and semen cryopreservation for 21 years. She is a nationally recognized authority in these areas and serves as a consultant to veterinarians through the Veterinarian Information Network. Dr. Gotwals is a consultant for the Canine Reproduction Division of Zoetis.
In June, part two of this podcast will be released, fresh chilled semen breeding, focusing on the bitch.